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CYFS CEO Peter Hughes spits a very big dummy – is anger management in order?

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on February 23, 2007

As posted on CYFSWATCH New Zealand

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Please attribute the following statement to Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive Peter Hughes:

The people responsible for this website are gutless cowards who are hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet.

The statements made are damaging and more importantly false.

Our social workers deal daily with danger, violence, emotion, anger, substance abuse, and poverty. They make critical life decisions in high-risk situations, often under extreme time pressure. They witness the devastating harm visited on our children every day of the week, and still turn up for work every Monday because they firmly believe in making a difference in the lives of children and young people. It’s a tough job.
They deserve our respect, not this. It’s unfair, it lacks integrity, and it’s unacceptable.
I have instructed our lawyers to do whatever is necessary to get rid of this website.


We will be working 24/7 until that is done.

I now want to concentrate on our staff, making sure that those named on this revolting website are looked after and supported. This website potentially puts at risk the safety of our staff and their families. We will be working with the police.



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